FN's FNP pistols now rebranded as FNX

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

A strange marketing decision that is sure to lead to some confusion. From the press release …

The new FNX 9 and FNX 40 pistols offer the key features demanded by today’s serious handgunner. New ergonomic polymer frames have a low bore axis for flat shooting and less felt recoil resulting in improved control. Deep checkered grip panels are comfortable and designed for no-slip shooting. Four interchangeable backstrap inserts quickly offer a custom fit and feel. The profiled stainless steel slide has cocking serrations front and rear, a 4” hammer-forged stainless barrel delivers long life and pinpoint accuracy. Fully ambidextrous operating controls make the FNX perfect for competition and personal defense for both right and left-handed shooters. Each FNX comes with both a decocker and manual safety making it one of the safest hammer guns on the market. Every part is proudly made in the USA.

FNP-9 is now the FNX 9

Hat Tip: Caleb @ Gun Nuts

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Jeremy Jeremy on Feb 12, 2012

    I just recently purchased the FNX 40 and all i can say is WOW. The trigger feels great in SA and DA. The low bore axis makes it fire smoother then anything else I have fired. This weapon has assumed the full time role as my carry piece. I also own a Springfield XDM 40 and i have to admit its a great gun but the FNX reigns supreme. Great product!!! GOOD GAME FN!

  • Aj Aj on Oct 03, 2012

    The FNX grips don't appear to have any substantial palm swell. I tried the FNP and liked it ok but I have large hands and usually go with the largest grip size. Does the FNX have options on that front? I've been wanting something to carry cocked and locked that carries more than 7 rounds but can't seem to get my hands on a CZ75B. Whats the word on this peace?